Sheffield primary school confirms positive coronavirus test

A Sheffield primary school has confirmed a positive case of coronavirus.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:51 pm

Norfolk Primary School in Arbourthorne said this afternoon that Public Health England confirmed someone within the school had tested positive for COVID-19.

Executive Principal Joanne Bradshaw said the school had directly followed all PHE advice and one class was now isolating in a ‘protective social bubble’.

Greg Fell, director of public health for Sheffield, said he was satisfied that the school had put in place all the necessary measures for containing the outbreak.

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Norfolk Primary School in Arbourthorne (photo: Google).

He said: “ As we ease the lockdown, there will be cases in schools as the virus is in the community - this is to be expected. Norfolk Park Primary school has responded promptly and have taken all necessary action required’.

“Schools have well-prepared plans on how they would respond to a coronavirus incident in their school. These include testing, self-isolation where appropriate, and deep cleaning for the premises when necessary.

“As is now standard practice, any positive cases will be followed up by NHS Test and Trace, with any close contacts of cases informed and advised to self- isolate. Head teachers inform Public Health England who work directly with the school and the Council’s public health team and education leadership offers broader support.

“The protection of pupils and staff is of paramount importance and I am satisfied that all necessary and appropriate measures have been put in place by the school.”

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